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Friday, May 28, 2010

France to host EURO 2016

France has been selected as the host nation of UEFA EURO 2016, the first UEFA European Football Championship final round to feature 24 teams.

Source: uefa.com

The qualifying format is already known (also check this scenario):

9 groups (2 x 5, 7 x 6)

Top two from each group and the best team in third place advance. The other eight play-off for the final four spots.

This is how the pots look like at the moment (only the 2010 WCQ included):
 1 Spain              8231
2 Netherlands 8188
3 England 7681
4 Germany 7411
5 Italy 6910
6 Serbia 6540
7 Slovakia 6520
8 Portugal 6484
9 Russia 6475
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10 Denmark 6310
11 Switzerland 6300
12 Greece 6292
13 Slovenia 6150
14 Croatia 6060
15 Ukraine 5984
16 Sweden 5680
17 Finland 5600
18 Bosnia-Herzegovina 5450
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19 Latvia 5430
20 Ireland 5392
21 Czech Republic 5310
22 Israel 5300
23 Hungary 5220
24 Northern Ireland 5040
25 Turkey 5030
26 Bulgaria 4840
27 Austria 4790
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28 Belarus 4650
29 Norway 4525
30 Scotland 4438
31 Lithuania 4390
32 Wales 4370
33 Romania 4340
34 Poland 4250
35 Belgium 3930
36 Cyprus 3780
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37 Montenegro 3750
38 Macedonia 3675
39 Estonia 3450
40 Albania 3330
41 Iceland 3175
42 Kazakhstan 3020
43 Azerbaijan 2900
44 Luxembourg 2790
45 Faroe Islands 2650
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46 Armenia 2640
47 Georgia 2480
48 Moldova 2480
49 Liechtenstein 2190
50 Malta 1940
51 Andorra 1640
52 San Marino 1540

13 comments:

  1. Edgar, won't the qalification for Euro 2012 be the first cyclus to be taken into account for Uefa coeff. table for Euro 2016 draw?

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  2. Forget about it, I get it. Draw will take place somewhere 2014 so qual. 2010 is first cyclus.

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  3. It's just me thinking Euro get too big?

    P.S.:I thought at least it would make qualifying shorter, but not even that...

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  4. ^ Yeah I agree. Never been a fan of the "best 3rd place" system which happens with tournaments that involve a non-binary number of teams. 16 was the best. Might as well change the format to 32 teams.

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  5. Qualifiers could be shorted if there were 13 groups of 4 teams. Top two from each group qualifies plus either (a) one host and one defending champ, or (b) two hosts. That makes 28 teams in the tournament -- seven groups of four teams with top two advancing along with (sorry) the two best third place teams.

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  6. I know it's not used for anything, but out of curiosity, what would France's coefficient be?

    Thanks, Edgar!

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  7. 13 groups of 4. The group champions (13) and the best 7 runners-up are in. The 6 last runners-up face a playoff for the rest 3 spots.

    If there were two hosts, it would be 12 groups of 4 and 1 of 3. And that would be it...

    But I still prefer 16 teams, not 24.

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  8. Pot 1:
    1 Spain 8231
    2 Netherlands 8188
    3 England 7681
    4 Germany 7411
    5 Italy 6910
    6 Serbia 6540
    7 Slovakia 6520
    8 Portugal 6484
    9 Russia 6475
    10 Denmark 6310
    11 Switzerland 6300
    12 Greece 6292
    13 Slovenia 6150

    Pot 2:
    14 Croatia 6060
    15 Ukraine 5984
    16 Sweden 5680
    17 Finland 5600
    18 Bosnia-Herzegovina 5450
    19 Latvia 5430
    20 Ireland 5392
    21 Czech Republic 5310
    22 Israel 5300
    23 Hungary 5220
    24 Northern Ireland 5040
    25 Turkey 5030
    26 Bulgaria 4840

    Pot 3:
    27 Austria 4790
    28 Belarus 4650
    29 Norway 4525
    30 Scotland 4438
    31 Lithuania 4390
    32 Wales 4370
    33 Romania 4340
    34 Poland 4250
    35 Belgium 3930
    36 Cyprus 3780
    37 Montenegro 3750
    38 Macedonia 3675
    39 Estonia 3450

    Pot 4:
    40 Albania 3330
    41 Iceland 3175
    42 Kazakhstan 3020
    43 Azerbaijan 2900
    44 Luxembourg 2790
    45 Faroe Islands 2650
    46 Armenia 2640
    47 Georgia 2480
    48 Moldova 2480
    49 Liechtenstein 2190
    50 Malta 1940
    51 Andorra 1640
    52 San Marino 1540

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  9. I'd like best 4 group winners get a bye to quarter-finals in a 24-team tournament (other 2 group winners + 6 group runners-up to play-off match). Still not perfect, but I think most matches will be important for at least one of the teams then.

    Not a fan of 13 groups of 4 either. More qualifiers, less friendlies please.

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  10. @Alex

    France's coefficient - 6450. Just outside the first pot.

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  11. France????

    I suppose they have to come up with a way to have France participate that doesn't involve handball and other methods of cheating.

    Next up they might figure out a way to only have French born players and stop looting their colonies.

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  12. A variation for the 13x4 system:

    - Round 1: 13 groups of 4. Winners and the best runner-up qualify.

    - Round 2: Play-offs.
    The remaining 12 runners-up face a play-off round with the 6 winners qualified for the Euro and the 6 losers entering in a 2nd play-off round where the 3 winners are also in.

    10 matchdays are needed with this system.

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  13. I don't think UEFA will move away from their groups with 5 or 6 teams, since they use it also in the U21 qualifiers.

    We'll see - I thought at one time that the EURO will be forever with 16 teams. Things change :)

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